You can soon watch a movie under the open sky while floating on a houseboat. Jammu & Kashmir has got its first floating open-air theatre on Srinagar’s Dal Lake. On October 29, Union Territory’s Chief Secretary Arun Kumar Mehta inaugurated the theatre on the lake. The movie ‘Kashmir ki Kali’ was telecast at the theatre during the inaugural ceremony. The ceremony also witnessed a shikara rally with illuminated boats sailing through Nehru Park to Kabootar Khana. Local artists performed to Kashmiri songs, entertaining tourists and passersby.
The Floating Theatre Will Boost Tourism In J&K
The floating theatre aims to boost tourism in Jammu & Kashmir and attract visitors from all over the world. According to a Hindustan Times report, Sarmad Hafeez, secretary, tourism and culture, J&K government has said, “The concept of open-air is pretty unique, not found anywhere in this world. It will greatly advantage the tourism in Kashmir.” Also, Jammu & Kashmir is fully vaccinated now to ensure the safety of the tourists and the residents.
— ANI (@ANI) October 30, 2021
Kashmir’s Dal Lake Is Home To Many Floating Wonders Of The World
The theatre was a welcome move by shikhara owners and residents of the Union Territory. Apart from the open-air theatre, Kashmir is home to many other floating wonders. SBI had also opened a floating ATM on a houseboat in Dal Lake as a gift to locals and tourists. World’s only floating post office is also in Srinagar. The most spectacular aspect of Dal Lake is that it will give you a gorgeous view of the magnificent Himalayas. On that note, here’s why you should choose Srinagar’s floating market over Bangkok’s.